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Salem, OR—— In honor of the victims of the tragedies in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Governor Kate Brown orders all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be flown at half-staff beginning immediately, until sunset on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

"What happened this weekend in El Paso and Dayton is devastating, and Dan and I grieve with those who lost loved ones. Sadly, we’ve been here before. We must take a hard look at why hatred like this exists, and do all we can to make sure it has no place in our country," said Governor Brown. "Many of us feel powerless today, but there is power in your voice, and power in your vote, and I encourage you to leverage that to take action."

The full Presidential Proclamation will be made available on the White House’s website .

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Chris Pair
503-378-8197
chris.pair@oregon.gov
Kate Kondayen
503-378-6496
kate.kondayen@oregon.gov
Lisa Morawski
503-569-2482
lisa.m.morawski@oregon.gov
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